Category: Farm Management

Florida Horse Owner’s Workshop

Florida Horse Owner's Workshop

Join us on Saturday, March 16th at the Southeastern Livestock Pavilion in Ocala as CFLAG and UF/IFAS Marion County Extension proudly present The Florida Horse Owner’s Educational Workshop, a day of horse focused learning and hands on demonstrations… Read More

How to Select Horse Hay

Hay Bales in field

Feeding our horses is typically the largest expense in horse ownership, but feeding them according to their nutrient demands could offer some cost savings. Selecting a good quality hay for our horses often becomes a battle of which… Read More

Time to Plan and Purchase Cool-Season Forage Seed

cool-season forage

August is typically the hottest month of the year in Florida so it may seem crazy to be planning for the cool-season.  But now is definitely the time to finalize your winter grazing plan. Maintaining a successful operation… Read More

Farming or Excavating: What are You Actually Doing?

horses in field

Every day, farming and ranching activities pose a safety risk to our buried infrastructure. Today’s equipment is more powerful and can dig deeper. At the same time, erosion and terrain modifications can reduce the soil covering a buried… Read More

Horse Herald: Re-seeding Bahiagrass Pastures

Proper grazing management is the best insurance on bahiagrass pastures, but re-establishment is sometimes necessary. Follow an 8″ and 3″ rule:  when the grass reaches 8″ allow horses to graze, and when it reaches 3″ remove animals from… Read More